causes of skin cancer: Over exposer of UV rays (sun), The excessive use of tanning salons, Family history
The rate it occurs in the US compared to NC: Anestimated 2,620 residents of North Carolina will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2013.3 Melanoma is responsible for about 75% of all deaths from skin cancer
The survival rate once it is diagnosed skin cancer: Survival rates tell you what portion of people with the same type and stage of cancer are still alive a certain amount of time (usually 5 or 10 years) after they were diagnosed. They can’t tell you how long you will live, but they may help give you a better understanding about how likely it is that your treatment will be successful. Some people will want to know the survival rates for their cancer, and some people won’t. If you don’t want to know, you don’t have to.
Treatments: At each of our hospitals, you'll find innovative skin cancer treatments and technologies—all under one roof. Our skin cancer experts use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including advanced imaging and laboratory tests, to evaluate skin cancer. This diagnostic evaluation takes about three to five days. Then together, we develop a comprehensive skin cancer treatment plan that works for you. Your individualized plan will include advanced medical treatments and technologies, combined with integrative oncology services to help reduce side effects and keep you strong in body, mind and spirit.
Cost: Some stimulate your immune system to fight cancer cells. Topical treatment can last for two weeks to a few months. Cost may range from $300 to $600
What are 3 specific things that can be done to try to avoid this skin cancer: Reduce Sun Exposure, Reduce Sun Exposure, Protect your Eyes